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‘I didn’t feel any fatigue’ – Novak Djokovic offers no excuses for Rome defeat

Novak Djokovic says he wasn't fatigued in the Rome final against Rafael Nadal, and it has been a big confidence booster ahead of Roland...

Rafael Nadal: ‘Tenth win in Rome was unimaginable,’ after he beats Novak Djokovic to the title

Rafael Nadal has won his 10th Rome Masters title, beating world number one Novak Djokovic in the final.Nadal started strongly taking the first set...

Novak Djokovic on Rafael Nadal final: ‘It’s great to play my biggest rival of all time again’

Novak Djokovic will face his 'biggest rival of all time' Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday in what will...

Rafael Nadal on Novak Djokovic Rome final: ‘I will need to play my best tennis’

Rafael Nadal once again proved his clay court mastery as he eased past Reilly Opelka and into the final of the Rome Masters.Many were...

‘I’ll give it my all!’ – Novak Djokovic says he will be ready for Rafael Nadal showdown

Novak Djokovic has pledged to 'give his all' when he comes up against old foe Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters...

‘Rafael Nadal is not as strong on clay this year,’ says Grand Slam legend

Rafael Nadal is 'not as strong' this year on clay going into Roland Garros than previous years, says Boris Becker.Nadal has won one clay...

‘It was an important victory against a great player,’ says Rafael Nadal after downing Alexander Zverev

Rafael Nadal roared back into top form on clay by dismissing Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 in the Rome Masters quarter-finals.The world number six got...

‘I fought until the end,’ says Rafael Nadal after three set battle to Rome quarterfinal

Rafael Nadal had to find his best tennis to win a hard-fought three set battle against Denis Shapovalov to reach the quarter-finals of the...

‘I’m disappointed and sad – I have to get better,’ says Jannik Sinner after Rafael Nadal defeat

Jannik Sinner says it is 'tough to accept' his defeat against Rafael Nadal in the Rome Masters after he put up an impressive fight...

Rafael Nadal not surprised to see youngsters winning, but warns them: ‘I will keep fighting!’

Rafael Nadal says he is 'ready to accept' the younger players have now muscled in at the top table of the ATP Tour, but...

‘It’s incredibly tough to win a Grand Slam against the best three players in history,’ says Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem thinks people underestimate how difficult it is to win Grand Slams in an era dominated by Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael...

‘I can’t give you a clear answer’ – Rafael Nadal unsure of Olympics participation

Rafael Nadal says he doesn't know whether he can play the Olympics this year given all the uncertainty that surrounds the event.Nadal has always...

‘Rafael Nadal professionalism is off the charts,’ says Martina Navratilova

Rafael Nadal won the Laureus Award for Sportsman of the Year for the second time in his career this week and was 'saluted' by...

Rafael Nadal: ‘In the moments of truth, I have done everything wrong’

Rafael Nadal said he did 'everything wrong' in his Madrid Masters defeat to Alexander Zverev, and he is not very happy about it.Nadal was...

‘Beating Rafael Nadal in his house is incredible,’ says Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev outclassed Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Masters before declaring it one of the biggest wins of his career.The German came into the...

Rafael Nadal: ‘This was the year for me’ as he wins prestigious Laureus Award

Rafael Nadal has picked up his second Laureus Sportsman of the Year award after his phenomenal 2020 achievement.Voted for by the world’s sports media,...

‘I had the match under control,’ says Rafael Nadal after easing past Alexei Popyrin

Rafael Nadal says he 'had the match under control' after he eased past Alexei Popyrin at the Madrid Masters.Nadal started relatively slowly, and was...

Rafael Nadal: ‘Carlos Alcaraz has a beautiful future ahead of him’

Rafael Nadal took another step towards winning his sixth Madrid Masters this week by beating up and coming Spanish youngster Carlos Alcaraz.The match was...

‘I’m happy to spend my 18th birthday learning from the best,’ says Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz got a special present for this 18th birthday, his first ever match against childhood idol Rafael Nadal.While it was always going to...

‘I have worked on it’ – Rafael Nadal says serve improvements behind upturn in form

Rafael Nadal says his recent upturn in form is due to working to 'recover' his serving motion following his back injury.Nadal suffered the injury...

Andre Agassi: ‘Younger players now know they have shown too much respect to the big three’

Andre Agassi says he believes the young players have now realised they have shown Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic too much respect.Djokovic,...

‘Rafael Nadal – Carlos Alcaraz match is an encounter between the present and immediate future’ says coach

Two Spanish players at opposite ends of the their tennis careers will meet for the first time in Madrid today when veteran Rafael Nadal...

‘We know that Rafael Nadal on clay is practically invincible,’ says Carlos Alcaraz’s coach

Spanish legend Juan Carlos Ferrero says there may be a big gap between Rafael Nadal and youngster Carlos Alcaraz, but he can still be...

Greg Rusedski on Carlos Alcaraz: ‘The only kid I’ve seen that was that good at 15 was Rafael Nadal’

Greg Rusedski believes Carlos Alcaraz has shown similar promise as Rafael Nadal did from an early age, but it's too soon to make any...

‘Rafael Nadal match is the best 18th birthday present,’ jokes Carlos Alcaraz in Madrid

Carlos Alcaraz has lined up a 'dream come true' match against his idol and compatriot Rafael Nadal which will take place on the day...

‘All the talk about Carlos Alcaraz as the next Rafael Nadal is not good for him,’ says Ferrero

Juan Carlos Ferrero thinks that all of the comparisons being made between Carlos Alcaraz and world number two Rafael Nadal puts extra pressure on...

‘Only Dominic Thiem can challenge Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros,’ says former coach

Dominic Thiem is the only player who can threaten Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the French Open says a former coach.Nadal is gunning...

‘Carlos Alcaraz is an amazing player already,’ says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has described Carlos Alcaraz as an 'amazing player' ahead of a potential match-up at the Madrid Masters this week. Alcaraz, 17, is already...

Rafael Nadal: ‘Roland Garros delay won’t make a difference to my preparations’

Rafael Nadal says he doesn't think delaying Roland Garros by a week will affect his preparations for the tournament but it may make a...

‘Rafael Nadal is such a good role model – he is constantly improving,’ says Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal is 'such a good role model' because of his constant determination to improve his game, says Dominic Thiem.Nadal, alongside Roger Federer and...

Madrid Masters draw: Rafael Nadal handed tough path to final in Spanish capital

Rafael Nadal could face both Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner at the Madrid Masters after being handed a tough draw.Nadal is the top seed...

‘Difficult to like Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal if you’re a Novak Djokovic fan,’ says Jeremy Chardy

Jeremy Chardy believes there is a divide when it comes to fans of the big three with Novak Djokovic supporters on one side, and...

Rafael Nadal seeing light at end of Covid tunnel, saying: ‘Let’s hope we can go back to what we had’

Rafael Nadal says playing in front of crowds at the Barcelona Open has reignited his hope tennis can regain what it had before the...

Marin Cilic rejects Rafael Nadal comparisons for Carlos Alcaraz, but tips him for huge future

Marin Cilic says rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz reminds him more of Pablo Carreno Busta than Rafael Nadal in terms of style. Ever since Alcaraz...

‘A healthy and hungry Novak Djokovic can win many more majors,’ says analyst

Novak Djokovic 'should' be able to win many more majors over the next few years says Patrick McEnroe, as long as he says healthy...

‘Rafael Nadal has a mentality and strength that I have never seen,’ says former Champ

Former world number two Manuel Orantes says Rafael Nadal has qualities he has never seen before and that he is in 'invincible' at Roland...

Rafael Nadal: ‘I don’t hate losing – I like winning and competing more than anything’

Rafael Nadal has refuted Stefanos Tsitsipas' claim that he hates losing, saying it's more like he loves to win.Nadal and Tsitsipas played out a...

‘No one hates to lose more than Rafael Nadal,’ says Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas believes Rafael Nadal 'hates to lose more than anyone else' on the ATP Tour after their Barcelona Open final.The duo put on...

‘Barcelona Open title is important for my confidence,’ says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal said his epic win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Barcelona Open final can be good for his confidence.Nadal and Tsitsipas played out...

‘I want to take Roland Garros title from Rafael Nadal,’ says Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas set up a Barcelona Open clash with Rafael Nadal, but he says it's the Roland Garros title he really wants.The Greek ace...

Rafael Nadal on Stefanos Tsitsipas final: ‘He will be the toughest opponent possible’

Rafael Nadal will face an in-form Stefanos Tsitipas in Sunday's Barcelona final and says he is aware the Greek is playing 'better than ever.'Nadal...

‘It feels great to be back in the final,’ says Stefanos Tsitsipas in Barcelona

Stefanos Tsitsipas has secured his second Barcelona final and will play the same player he played in the 2018 final - Rafael Nadal.Tsitsipas comfortably...

Rafael Nadal: ‘Benoit Paire is a great guy, but I understand Olympics ban decision’

Rafael Nadal says Benoit Paire is a 'great guy,' but he says he can understand the FFT's decision to ban him from the Olympics.Paire...

‘Rafael Nadal has a forehand which leaves you on the floor,’ says Pablo Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta says he will just try to enjoy the moment in his semi-final clash against Rafael Nadal in Barcelona.Carreno Busta beat world...

‘It’s nothing new’ – Rafael Nadal explains immediate post-match practice session

Rafael Nadal says him going to the practice court immediately after a match, as he did on Friday in Barcelona, is 'nothing new.'Nadal beat...

‘I have to continue to improve,’ says Rafael Nadal after powering past Cameron Norrie

Rafael Nadal says he was 'happy with how he has improved' after reaching his first semi-final of the season in Barcelona.Nadal has played relatively...

Rafael Nadal: ‘It needed time but I feel my serve is evolving the right way’

Rafael Nadal has credited an 'evolution' in his serve for his much improved performance against Kei Nishikori in Barcelona.Nadal has looked uncharacteristically vulnerable on...

‘I played much better,’ says Rafael Nadal after brushing aside Kei Nishikori challenge

Rafael Nadal says he played 'much better' in his win over Kei Nishikori, even if the Japanese ace did hand him the first set.Nadal...

Novak Djokovic on his and Rafael Nadal’s Monte-Carlo defeats: ‘Just a bad week’

Novak Djokovic says there is nothing 'strange' in the big three losing matches because it's not possible to play perfect tennis every week and...

‘Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have a better mentality,’ says Andrey Rublev

Andrey Rublev says the difference between Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and the rest of the top 20, is their mental stability.Rublev, is...

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‘I’m excited about my comeback,’ says Roger Federer ahead of Geneva return

Roger Federer says he's excited to make a return to tennis for what will be only his third match in 15 months in Geneva.Federer...

Novak Djokovic: ‘I think I have a good chance to go all the way at the French Open’

Novak Djokovic says his Rome Masters final defeat has given him renewed hope for his chances of winning Roland Garros this year.Djokovic and Nadal...

‘Clay campaign beneficial to my grass season preparations,’ says Roger Federer

Roger Federer believes clay-court tennis can only help him prepare for the grass season - because it always has before.Federer is easing his way...

‘I didn’t feel any fatigue’ – Novak Djokovic offers no excuses for Rome defeat

Novak Djokovic says he wasn't fatigued in the Rome final against Rafael Nadal, and it has been a big confidence booster ahead of Roland...